Nomination Analysis…Shock? Awe? Awesome?
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

It’s like Christmas morning for film geeks (the ceremony is like New Year’s Eve). AMPAS has announced the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards (complete list of nominees). Surprise! You’re In! Beasts of the Southern Wild might be the biggest surprise recipient this morning. Some were worried that it may have peaked too soon. But,…

Oscar Nominations Tomorrow
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Tomorrow at 7:30 am (CST), the Academy announces the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. One of the least predictable line-ups is in the offering tomorrow, but some things are certain. Les Miserables will contend with Lincoln for the most nominations. Desipte mixed responses, Les Mis is the type of fare that gets plenty…

NaFF and the Oscar Shortlists
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

So far the Academy had released their shortlists for Best Documentary Short Subject and Feature Films, Animated Shorts, and Live Action Shorts and so far, a NaFF 2012 film has made it to each list. Here’s the track record so far (NaFF selections in bold)… Best Documentary Feature: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison…